The green spot

Fell into flow. Made an image – and then another one…

It’s 8 PM and all is well

That is! The switch from domain-blog to a not-domain-blog seems to have gone fine. At least as I can see it from here.

Everything is still in place, and the only thing I don’t know for sure or can see, is if you still can reach me. There’s still the same amount of followers so I hope so. Now when I intend to start take photos again. And add here… in this blog…

Don’t know why I worried, but I didn’t know for sure if…

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I have made up my mind

I will remove ordibild.com. The domain, that is. Not the blog itself. So if everything goes the way I want, tomorrow the name of the blog is www.ordibild.wordpress.com (instead of http://www.ordibild.com.) So if you’ve lost me you can find me there.

rainday9aIf everything goes totally wrong, I’ll still be at

So I hope for the best, that everything will still be here tomorrow. All posts, images, pages – you! If the theme changes – that doesn’t matter. I can easily choose any theme I like. I’ll do this sometime today, probably in the evening. I have some tasks I will attend to during daytime.

rainday8aFirst, though, I’ll download an export-file if I loose any content in the process. I think – I hope – the only thing that will change is the name.  But I won’t know for sure until all is done. I guess, if I have to use the export-file to import the contents back, the featured images wont be featured any longer, but I can live with that. I think.

Why am I a bit nervous? After all, if it’s lost. it’s lost! It’s not the end of the world! Is it? No, it isn’t. I know that! But still!

rainday1aI wish WP would provide sufficient informtion about things, about what actually happens when you do this or do that. But no.

As very common, manuals are written by those who know, to adress others who also already know and also understand the things that aren’t written.

But thanks Godess this isn’t Google!


And the images are without any meaning at all…
To the text-content…

There is something on my mind

For four years now, I’ve had this Domain registration on this blog together with a privacy protection. In all 26 USD/year. I don’t want to have that any longer, I don’t want to pay anything at all to WP any longer. Not that 25 USD is the end of the world, but there are other things I rather would spend it on.

The main reason though, that I want to remove this domain upgrade, is that I think WP due to its “enhancements” has made blogging more irritating and time consuming. It’s not easier to move around, the “improved editor” is hopeless, and the app is… okay practical to use for scrolling through the reader…

I shouldn’t complain to much perhaps. Despite the “enhancements” WP still might be the best blogg-host, compared to other options – not  that I know of every option there is. (And as long as I won’t encounter wordpress.org) But I don’t want to pay for this upgrade any longer. It isn’t worth it! The only noticable and visible change is the name. With the domain this blogs name is: http://www.ordibild.com. Without it’s called http://www.ordibild.wordpress.com. So!!!!!!??????

And the privacy protection part? I can’t notice any difference from my other blogs! Maybe due to a strong password which I change now and then, and that the mailadress I have here, only is connected to WP and never use anywhere else?

But how do I do to get rid of it?

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I must say! It’s D.I.F.F.I.C.U.L.T to find information. First of all to find any information, second to find a clear concise information about this particular question. After hours of searching, the only thing I found was that I could remove ordibild.com, but nothing says if I still will have http://www.ordibild.wordpress.com? I think so, but can I be sure? Will I still have my posts and my images? Will I still have YOU – my wonderful skillful followers? Or will everything be removed???? All of it????

I have been pondering, should I instead manually delete Words&Pics the ordinary way? Just poofff bang bye and gone forever the entire blog? And instead focus on my other blog where I write more? The blog A new beginning? (Haven’t written much lately, moved to another city, you know, will be back on track)
Or should I just remove “ordibild.com the domain” and hope for the best! Taking a chance all the content still will be there and that none of you will lose me, and therefore I lose you.

Let me have a day or two to reflect on this a bit more. Somehow I’ll remove the domain. And I hope, if lost, we all can find each other again. There are ways!
I’ll be – if possible – at http://www.ordibild.wordpress.com or – if the other occurs – at A new beginning where I in that case will post both images as well as written some-things.

And after all – I’ve just started A New Life! In my original hometown! I’ve already reconnected to some of my old friends AND have met new ones! In less then three weeks. Sometimes it feels funny, awkward, to change what eleven years have done to me, into not the old me, but into a new me. So now I’m picking myself up, dusting myself off, getting myself together, leaving the bad things behind, embrace the learnt lessons-  and start my life again, new and refreshed. In a much better place,

That, I think, is a good match. After all that has happened and to all that now will happen. 😀

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Match

A New Path

Am I on a new path?
I would say so. New place in life – recently retired. And soon, a new place to live in… on… at… whatever…
A new city to live in, though it’s actually old and well-known to me.

I throw away things. Give away some. I clean up among photos and files on the computer. Getting rid of the old, letting the new come in.

Soon there will be a new year. 2017. Every New Years Day is seen as a chance for letting go of the old, and letting in the new. Promises are given and there is hope. At least for a while.

30-maj-2009-30Do I have any promises for the new year! No. But I have a sincere intention to write more. To finish those novels and short stories that are worth finishing. And to write new stuff. I intend to write more on the blogs as well. At least for the time being. Then, what’s supposed to happen – will happen. Just wait and see.

Now I have this blog with mostly images. I also have the blog where I write in swedish, and less than a week ago I started new blog, where I’ll write – and write in English. Havn’t figured out yet if I should have a specific theme like food och something, but I guess I would handcuff myself if I decided to focus only on one topic. That wouldn´t be me then! So I see it as a kind of diary, a place for me to ventilate thoughts and events in a somewhat personal way – not being personal, though!

And Please! Consider yourself very, very welcome!

The Swedish one: Min ostyriga penna

The new one in English: A new beginning

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

The path of life

Such a convenient topic for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week! Path!
Well! The word path can be interpreted in many ways, the very first that came into my mind was that my whole life is on the move.

First: I retired early this year and the mental/psychological road since then have been quite bumpy. Second: I’m soon moving back to my hometown and my family, and that will be quite different from my life here.
So it’s undoubtedly a special path I’m on right now, and I have such a mess at home! Everything is upside-down! Boxes and stuff all around the apartment, thus still a little too early to pack my things and start doing the extra thorough cleaning.

So at present I’m a bit restless and un-energetic at the same time.

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THE SEA, A WALKING-LANE, A PIER – MY TOWN!

Today I got the idea to start a new blogg, just because I wanted something new also in that area. Not that I intend to delete any of those I already have, I just… well… I am a bit crazy you know.
I wanted to have one where I write stuff in english, not only for your sake, guys, but also for myself. For the fun of it! And not add a lot of images to the posts! For images, I have this blog! (Well… a lot and a lot… hopefully I’ll start photographing again once I’m back home…)

Nevertheless! I thought of having a new account to go with that blog… AH Wait! At first I wanted to start a blog somewhere else! Not another WP-blog! I know I’m not the only one that is highly irritated over these so called “enhancements”, and I’ll try hard NOT to make a list with all those nuisances. Not now, anyway.

At first I yahooed (n.b. not googled) and got irritated over the fact that I couldn’t see what I was getting from some domains – so I didn’t choose any of those. How about Blogspot then, I thought. Besides the fact I hate google (which is an even bigger nuisance than WP), the blogs you can make there can be really nice. So I created a new mailaccount to start with, and then began to add up to blogspot.

UNTIL I found out they wanted my phonenumber as some kind of security!!!!
OH NO!!!! NEVER!!! NEVER NEVER NEVER IN MY LIFE!

So I didn’t get myself a blog on blogspot.
Okay! Another WP-account then! Att least I didn’t have to give wp my phone-number, and I know how to deal with it. So…

Next chock! When starting a completely new blog on wordpress, there is NO easy way to access the admin-panel. There are NO ways to click into the old way to post or to search for a new theme THE EASY WAY. They also only give you 166 free themes to choose from.

So stay put with the blog you have, where you after all have access to the old panel AND all the themes you had to chose from when you first started the blog. If you sometime want to change the appearance

There is only one way  to reach the old admin-panel on a new blog, and that is to search for it by writing the address directly into the adressfield in the web-reader.
Like this: www. yourblogname.wordpress.com/wp-admin – and then bookmark it!!!

How my experience ended?
I deleted the new account and created a new blog on this account. Much easier (except for the “enhanced” things wp has put us up to – someday I’ll write about that, but not today)
I’ve only written one post so far, though, but you are all welcome to visit and follow. Click on the image below and you’ll get there. As retiree I have plenty of time to do what I want, and I’m going to spend a lot of that time writing. Novels, short stories – and blogposts.

 

A NEW BEGINNING